Baden Powell camp ground gets a makeover

 

Baden Powell camp ground gets a makeover

Works have begun on the Baden Powell camping ground in Lane Poole Reserve to turn it into a vibrant recreation area for day visitors.
 
The $1.2 million project would provide a picnic area, barbecues, car parking, toilets and a safer access for canoe launching.
 
“Projects such as the Baden Powell revitalisation will create employment prospects for local contractors and services, bringing sustainable economic development in the regions,” said Minister Redman.
The project is part of the State Government’s $21.05 million Parks for People initiative and is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program under the Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-18.
Lane Poole Reserve campgrounds include Charlies Flat, Tonys Bend, Yarragil, Chuditch and the new Baden Powell recreation area.
The reserve covers more than 50,000 hectares of jarrah forest and attracts more than 200,000 visits a year with people enjoying a multitude of recreational opportunities.